Welcome to Sailing Scenes
This new site, launched in May 2016 and still being developed and populated, is currently running in parallel with the Sailing Scenes archive site from 2003. Photos taken before 2016 will progressively be added to these pages together with new additions.
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Round The Island Race 2021 Initial selection of photos now here. More following...
Poole Bay and Swanage Bay, Saturday 5th June (2021) Photos will be uploaded to the A-Z of Cruising Yachts gallery as they're processed (and those requested will be edited and uploaded first).
Poole Harbour to St Alban's Head, Sunday 11th October Samples here now. More following, and I will be happy to search out and upload shots of any particular boat(s) in the meantime
Anvil, Durlston, Swanage and Poole Bay, Sat & Sun 26th & 27th September A few sample shots of some boats are now in the A-Z of Cruising Yachts gallery. More will be uploaded as soon as possible. Please get in touch with queries about any boats in the meantime
Poole Bay, Sunday 13th September A few samples are on the site here – just one, or sometimes 2-3, of some boats. More photos of everyone, plus many more, are still to come – please ask
Durlston/Anvil/Swanage – Saturday 5th September 2020 Photos yet to be uploaded. Ask if you think I shot you!
Boats in Poole Bay, Swanage Bay and off Durlston, Sunday 30th August Photos coming as soon as time allows (some uploaded here), but please get in touch with queries about any particular boat(s) in the meantime
Parkstone YC Club Race Week 2020 Photos from Wednesday 26th August are in the gallery
Boats in Poole Bay, Tuesday 7th and Sat/Sun 12th/13th July Photos coming soon, or get in touch with queries about any particular boat(s) in the meantime
Boats in Poole Bay, Sunday 14th June 2020 Check the gallery here
If you can't find a boat you're looking for... please ask. Thousands of photos have yet to be sorted, indexed, edited and uploaded, including ones have appeared elsewhere on line or in print.
J/24 Autumn Cup 2019 – photos are being added to the gallery here
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 A gallery has been created with a few photos
Fastnet Race 2019 A selection of photos here, as the fleet left the Solent
Round The Island Race 2019 The first photos are in the race gallery – more following...
Poole Bay, 2nd June 2019 First batch of photos now in the A-Z of Cruising Yachts gallery. Others following, but please ask about any particular boat(s) in the meantime
Poole Bay, 25th May 2019 If you saw the Sailing Scenes RIB anywhere between Hurst and Durlston on Saturday, we might have a photo of you. Have a look here
Myth of Malham start, 25th May 2019 We were with the fleet from Hurst to west of Durlston and have now uploaded a selection of the photos here with more to follow
Poole Bay, 4th May 2019 Some photos are on line in our cruising yachts gallery; more on the way. Please get in touch in the meantime if you have queries about any particular boat(s)
Commodores' Challenge 2018 The annual match-racing challenge between youth teams from Parkstone and Poole yacht clubs, sailed in Elan 333s. See the photo gallery
Zhik Poole Week update, December 2018 All indexed photos are being added to a new master gallery
Commodore's Charity Pursuit Race (Poole YC), 11th November 2018 See the photo gallery
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Parkstone, 29th September 2018 A handful of pics here
Poole Bay during the Air Show, Sunday 2nd September 2018 If you saw our black RIB with red Sailing Scenes banners in the bay on Sunday, keep an eye on the cruising yachts or motorboats galleries (or get in touch). Photos will be uploaded as soon as time allows!
Poole Yacht Club, Tuesday cruisers 21st August 2018 A few samples here for starters
Royal Motor Yacht Club, Thursday Evening Summer Series racing, 2nd August 2018 Photos here
Poole Bay & harbour, Sunday 5th August The first batch of cruising yachts and motorboats has been uploaded. The rest will follow as soon as time allows. In the meantime, if your boat isn't among them, please get in touch and it will be added.
Boats in Poole Bay, 14th & 15th July 2018 An initial selection from Saturday and Sunday are in the A-Z of Cruising Yachts gallery (and motorboats in Motorboats & RIBs). More to follow. Please get in touch with any queries in the meantime.
Round the Island Race 2018 The first batch of photos has now been uploaded to the Round the Island gallery Many more to follow...
Parkstone Yacht Club Cruiser Racing, Monday 2nd July Gallery here for the cruisers; Shrimpers and XODs here
Boats in Poole Bay, Sunday 24th & Saturday 30th June Photos here and more to follow.
RS Summer Championships 2018, 23rd & 24th June Preliminary gallery is here and there's also now a master gallery containing sub-galleries with all the shots from all the fleets
RS200 South West Ugly Tour, Open Meeting at Parkstone, May 19th A bit late...but a small gallery from the event is here
Powerboat Racing: Fortitudo Poole Bay 100 Offshore Powerboat Race, June 10th 2018 See the action here.
International Paint Poole Regatta, May 2018 A preliminary selection of photos from across the classes can be seen here, or go to the main gallery, which contains separate galleries for each class as it's added (currently VPRS 1 & 2, IRC 1, 2 and 3, HP30, MOCRA and Fast40)
Laser Master's Qualifier, Parkstone, April 2018 A few photos from the Sunday (radials and standard rigs) can be found here
Poole Week 2017 Rather fewer than usual, for reasons I will explain, but find the photos here
Drascombe Golden Jubilee Rally in Weymouth, July 2017 See the photos in the new gallery of the Cruise to Lulworth
Round the Island Race 2017 All photos now in the RTI gallery, here.
Poole Bay, 17th & 18th June Cruising yachts here. More to follow (and dinghies in Swanage Sailing Club's Rees Cup race if anyone's interested). Please make contact with any queries in the meantime.
PYRA: finish of Weymouth-Poole race, 18th June: photos here
Flying Fifteen open, Parkstone, 3rd June Photos here.
PYRA (Poole Yacht Racing Association) Poole-Cowes race, 26 May 17: photos here
Poole Bay, 26th May Sweden Yachts 390s and Hanse 371s...find yourselves here
Poole Bay, 21st May Find cruising yachts here and motorboats here (plus one or two of Lilliput and Christchurch Sailing Clubs' race in the bay here).
Poole Bay, 29th April We were in the bay on Saturday 29th, so if you saw our black RIB with red Sailing Scenes banners, we might have a shot of your boat. Use the search box (enter boat name, type or sail number) or have a look through the gallery here.
Meet the Spaekhuggers Ever met a Spaekhugger? If you sail in Denmark, Holland or Germany you will probably be familiar with these Danish double-enders. If they're new to you, you can see what they (and their big sister, the Grinde) look like here (and no, the photos weren't taken in Denmark, Holland or Germany!)
Cotswold Hunt – Boxing Day Meet – photos here
Looking for something? Use the search tab (on the right) to search by boat name, sail number, design type or event. This new site is still only a few months old, so if you don't find what you're looking for, don't forget to try the archive Sailing Scenes Site, which goes right back to 2003. Or just get in touch – always happy to help.
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller, Parkstone See the shots here.
J/24 Autumn Cup 2016 A gallery with some initial photos is here.
Bart's Bash at Parkstone A few photos for starters can be found here.
Boats in Poole Bay and PYRA Folly-Poole race, Sun 11th Sep A few sample PYRA pics are here. A handful of cruisers are are in the A-Z of Cruising Yachts gallery; the rest will follow.
18ft Skiffs – European Grand Prix at Sandbanks All photos now indexed and uploaded in a new gallery here
Sunday 31st July: if you saw the Sailing Scenes RIB between Swanage Bay and the western Solent (Contessa 26 rally, Taittinger Regatta, PYRA race finish and plenty of cruising yachts and power boats in between)...
Other recent galleries:
Sonata Nationals 2016 Round the Island Race 2016 Poole Regatta 2016 (inc. MOCRA, J/24, VPRS, & IRC Southerns)
Boats in Poole Bay, 8th May Moths at Parkstone RS200s at Parkstone
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